Land

Valued at $29.9 million, the JCREW FMS order for the ADF includes JCREW Increment One Block One systems.

Rheinmetall has unveiled the first of three Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

Located at Puckapunyal Military Area, Lavarack Barracks and Edinburgh Defence Precinct, the new facilities will support Projects Land 400, Land 907 Phase 2 and Land 8160 Phase 1 until 2050.

A steady stream of news over the past few months is evidence that Land 400 Phase 3 continues to rumble along.

Rheinmetall is teaming with Textron Systems to once again offer the Lynx IFV to the US Army.

An innovative small business helping soldiers in the battlefield control electrical devices on their weapons and body has been awarded a $3.4 million contract with Defence.

NIOA has begun an extensive refurbishment within its tenancy area at the Commonwealth Government owned munitions factory in Benalla.

The Army has commenced training on the new Boxer 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRVs).

The first of two Iron Dome Defence System batteries have been delivered to the US Army.

ADF Reservists will gain additional reserve days and the total number of personnel expanded under new initiatives announced by the government.

Electro Optic Systems (EOS), has been awarded a $94 million contract to supply 251 Remote Weapon Stations to increase the lethality of the ADF’s protected mobility vehicles.

A lot has happened since I spoke at the ADM Congress in February this year.

With the crucial risk mitigation phase of Land 400 Phase 3 already under way, the multi-billion dollar undertaking has been rocked by the unexpected and abrupt replacement of long-time program head Brigadier Greg McGlone.

Army’s new Australian-designed and built Hawkei protected vehicle is ready to enter full-rate production at Thales’ Protected Vehicles facility in Bendigo, Victoria.

The government has just announced that Hanwha has been chosen to build 30 self-propelled howitzers in Geelong for the ADF under a sole source smart buyer decision.

The Land Combat and Protected Vehicles and Technology Upgrades Plan recently released by the Commonwealth offers a future technology roadmap at an industrial capability level.